A new initiative of ELI Utah to support Utahns during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and recent earthquake.

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    Find out about upcoming ELI events, opportunities to serve on local boards and commissions, job opportunities and more.

  • Overview

    Although Utah's population is the youngest in the nation, Utah lacks Gen-Z and Millennial representation and participation in government.The Emerging Leaders Initiative (ELI) of Utah aims to elevate the voice and impact of young voters in their local, state and national governments.


  • Our Pillars of Civic Engagement

    Make an impact in your community


    Lead by Voting

    With such a simple act, young leaders can change an election and shape a community.


    Lead by Serving

    We work to increase the number of young leaders serving on public sector and nonprofit boards.


    Lead by Running

    We empower young leaders to run for office in school boards, city councils, the Legislature & other offices.


    Lead by Caring

    We work to build our community by encouraging young voters to volunteer and serve others locally.

  • Board of Directors

    Achievers. Dreamers. Doers.

    Tyler Clancy


    Pioneer Park Coalition

    Jeff Howell

    Vice Chair


    Cate Klundt


    Utah Association of REALTORS

    Kyrene Gibb


    Y2 Analytics

    Molly Wheeler

    Board Member

    Utah League of Cities and Towns

    Zach Ibarra

    Board Member

    Vivint Gives Back

    Ciriac Alvarez Valle

    Board Member

    Voices For Utah Children

    Neela Pack

    Board Member

    Dorsey & Whitney LLP

    Chase Riepl

    Board Member

    Zions Bancorporation

    Guillermina L. Peláez

    Board Member

    Utah Governor's Office of Energy Development

    Free Reyes

    Board Member

    Lancer Energy & Pine Creek Power

    RyLee Curtis

    Board Member

    University of Utah Health

    Grayson Massey

    Board Member

    Sundance Bay

    Erin Wynn

    Board Member

    Utah House of Representatives

    Adam Jacobs

    Board Member


  • Advisory Board

    Advocates. Mentors. Awesome.

    Governor-elect Spencer Cox

    The State of Utah

    Senator Luz Escamilla

    Utah Senate

    Rob Brough

    Zions Bank

    Natalie Gochnour

    Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute

    Allyson Isom

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

    Stan Lockhart


    Pat Jones

    Women's Leadership Institute

    Kirk Jowers


    Boyd Matheson

    Deseret News

    Jason Perry

    The Hinckley Institute of Politics

    Courtney McBeth

    The University of Utah

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